The Virginia Department of Education adopted new English Standards of Learning in 2017. These standards are now fully implemented across the state. Please follow the link below to access information about the standards and all of the new resources.
"Literacy not only involves competency in reading and writing, but goes beyond this to include the critical and effective use of these in peoples' lives, and the use of language (oral and written) for all purposes." LDCNL International Literacy Council
Literacy is a key component to success. A strong foundation in literacy puts students on a path to success in academics and beyond. RCPS is committed to providing that strong foundation to every student we have the privilege to teach. Roanoke County Public Schools’ Literacy Plan is designed to meet the diverse learning needs of all students. We take a developmentally appropriate approach based on research-proven instructional strategies*. The plan includes those elements necessary to provide the best possible learning outcomes for our students.